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Nottingham Forest defeats Manchester United for the first time since 1994!

In a stunning upset on December 30, 2024, Nottingham Forest secured a 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the City Ground.

Morgan Gibbs-White scored the spectacular winning goal in the 82nd minute.

Erik ten Hag continues his woeful run of a disappointing season marked by a 14th defeat. The last time United faced such a pre-New Year’s tally of losses was in 1930-31.

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The match showcased a lackluster first half for United, with Marcus Rashford equalizing Nicolás Domínguez’s opener.

United’s energy notably came from 35-year-old defender Jonny Evans, who showcased some animated play. Despite attempts by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot, Forest goalkeeper Matt Turner remained untested.

Off the pitch, Sir Dave Brailsford observed alongside Sir Alex Ferguson and football director John Murtough.

Nottingham Forest lacked finesse but displayed a spark, with Domínguez’s well-executed goal on 63 minutes securing the lead. United’s response was lackluster, culminating in Gibbs-White’s decisive goal during a counterattack.

The match highlighted United’s struggles under ten Hag’s management. It has also intensified scrutiny on the club’s leadership.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s recent minority stake acquisition, The presence of Ineos director Brailsford, the direction of United’s football operations remains uncertain.

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